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Blame Republicans for High Crime Rates In the News
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Blame Republicans for High Crime Rates

In a letter to the editor, Patrick Gaspard argues that Republicans are misattributing a rise in gun violence and violent crime to decreased police funding and criminal justice reforms rather than to weakened gun laws.

Patrick Gaspard

Building a Democratic Brand on Crime and Public Safety Article
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Building a Democratic Brand on Crime and Public Safety

This summary of research explores public attitudes related to crime, as well as guidance on how Democrats can better message on the issue.

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Busting the ‘Defund the Police’ Myth Article
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Busting the ‘Defund the Police’ Myth

Despite Republican claims, police in the largest Democrat-run cities have not been defunded.

the Center for American Progress Action Fund

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